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Things to Think About

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As you are doing your research, think about the documents, images, and video that you're analyzing. Even when reliable, there are different motivations for sharing information.

  • Why did someone write, draw, or take a picture of this?

  • What is the author trying to convince me?

  • Why should I believe the author?

  • What is different and what is the same about the things I am seeing or reading?


How am I going to share information?

There are different kinds of essays or reports you can write.


  • Opinion - giving your opinion on a topic with supporting evidence

  • Informative/explanatory- explaining a concept including facts, definitions, and details

  • Narrative- describing an experience with a sequence of events and possibly dialogue